Thursday, May 30, 2013

Dr. Janette Barth: To Frack Or Not To Frack

Published on Apr 16, 2013
Recorded Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Grace Episcopal Church, Elmira, NY

Dr. Jannette Barth is an economist with Pepacton Institute LLC in Croton-on-Hudson, a research and consulting organization. Since 1974, Dr. Barth has been estimating regional and local economic impacts in the United States and the United Kingdom. As an example of her work, Dr. Barth was retained to estimate economic impacts of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Former positions include Chief Economist, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and Consultant, Chase Econometrics/Interactive Data Corporation. Barth has lectured and written extensively on the economic impacts of shale gas development, including a recent peer-reviewed article in the journal, New Solutions.

Decisions related to fracking should be considered with the safety and well-being of Elmira and surrounding area residents in mind. We encourage you to attend this key presentation to hear leading experts discuss the economic, health, environment, and socio-cultural effects that the gas industry has on communities. Those who attend will have an opportunity to address questions and concerns directly to the presenters. The forum offers a rare opportunity for Elmira and area residents, elected officials, and spiritual leaders to become more informed so that they can better answer the question for themselves: To frack or not to frack.

1 comment:

smurfette said...

Elmira has always received more than their share of heavy industry. I hope that they can stave off fracking. The Finger Lakes live on tourism and wineries. I wish for an eternal ban on fracking for NYS, but I realize that is bucking powerful people with greed-eclipses-clean-air-and-water mentalities. What do they think their great great grandchildren will drink?